Cardinals Minor League Notebook – July 23, 2022

photo: Jacob Buchberger (Palm Beach Cardinals)

The St. Louis Cardinals system was 3-2 on Friday. The Cardinal Nation’s Player of the Day is 2B Jacob Buchberger, who was 3-for-5 with two RBI in Peoria’s win. Other standouts: Kyle Leahy, Nick Dunn, Osvaldo Tovalin and Matt Chamberlain.

Results from games played Friday, July 22, 2022.



Memphis 6, Gwinnett 7

The Memphis Redbirds were topped by the Stripers in a 7-6 contest at AutoZone Park on Friday night. Starter Connor Thomas pitched four innings, gave up two runs on five hits and struck out three.

Tommy Parsons surrendered two runs in two innings of relief. Zach McAllister threw a scoreless seventh. Ryan Loutos allowed three runs in the eighth, taking the loss and blown save. Grant Black tossed a scoreless ninth.

Memphis took a 2-0 lead in the second inning on an RBI double by Ivan Herrera and a sac fly by Evan Mendoza. The Redbirds added a third run in the third. Harrison Bader, rehabbing for St. Louis, drew a walk. Alec Burleson singled. Conner Capel walked. Luken Baker plated Bader on a sac fly.

Ben DeLuzio

Memphis increased the lead to 5-0 in the fourth on solo home runs by Corey Spangenberg and Ben DeLuzio. Gwinnett finally got on the board in the fifth with two runs. The Stripers added two more runs in the sixth to make it 5-4.

The Redbirds added one in in the home half of the sixth to make it 6-4. Spangenberg, Mendoza and DeLuzio each walked. Spangenberg scored on a wild pitch.

Gwinnett scored three runs in the eighth to take a 7-6 lead. Memphis did not answer.

DeLuzio was 2-for-4 with an RBI. Herrera was 2-for-5 with an RBI.

On the base paths, Herrera stole his second base of the season.

Memphis has a record of 50-41 and is in third place in the International League West, 5.5 games back of first place Nashville.

Saturday’s game:  vs. Gwinnett, RHP Jake Woodford (1-2, 3.33) vs. Freddy Tarnok RHP (1-0, 1.50) 6:35 CT.

Springfield 11 at NW Arkansas 4

The Springfield Cardinals pummeled the Naturals in an 11-4 road win on Friday night. Kyle Leahy took the mound for Springfield. The right hander pitched six innings, gave up three runs on six hits, fanned nine and walked two to earn his seventh win of the season.

Kyle Leahy

Logan Gragg surrendered one unearned run in the final three innings of relief, earning his third Double-A save.

NW Arkansas got on the board first with one run in the first inning. The Cardinals took a 2-1 lead in the second on an RBI double by Nick Raposo.

The Naturals regained the lead with two runs scored in the third. Springfield tied it at 3-3 in the fifth. Justin Toerner doubled. Mike Antico plated Toerner on a single. The Cardinals scored twice in the sixth to go up 5-3 on a solo home run by Nick Dunn and a bases loaded walk by Antico.

Nick Dunn

Springfield increased the lead to 6-3 in the seventh. Jordan Walker doubled and scored on a single by Malcom Nunez.

The Cardinals put up a big number in the eighth, posting five runs to increase the lead to 11-4. Aaron Antonini was hit by a pitch, Toerner and Antico walked. Jacob Davis pinch ran for Antonini. Masyn Winn doubled to score Davis and Toerner. Walker drew a walk. Dunn was hit by a pitch and Antico scored. Nunez reached on a fielder’s choice that scored Winn and Walker.

Dunn was 2-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored. Raposo was 2-for-5 with two RBI. Nunez was 2-for-5 with an RBI. Winn drove in two.

In the field, Dunn made a throwing error.

Springfield is 11-8 in the second half and is in second place in the Texas League North, one game back of first place Wichita.

Saturday’s game:  at NW Arkansas, RHP Connor Lunn (2-5, 6.68) vs. Anthony Veneziano LHP (4-6, 6.87) 6:05 CT.

Peoria 9 at Cedar Rapids 7

The Peoria Chiefs defeated the Kernels in a 9-7 contest in Cedar Rapids on Friday night. Edgar Manzo started for Peoria but after getting two outs, he could not get the final out of the first inning. The right hander gave up three runs on five hits, struck out one and walked one.

Nick Trogrlic-Iverson relieved Manzo and surrendered one run in 3 1/3 innings. Trogrlic-Iverson received the win, his second of the season. Nathanael Heredia allowed two runs in 2 1/3 innings. Andre Granillo relinquished one run in the final 2 2/3 innings and earned his fourth save.

The Chiefs scored three runs in the top of the first to take the early lead. Todd Lott singled. Jacob Buchberger singled. L.J. Jones ground into a force out. Lott was out at third, Buchberger scored on a throwing error. Osvaldo Tovalin then hit a two run home run.

The Kernels tied it up with three runs in the home half of the first. Peoria put up five-runs in the third to take an 8-3 lead. Lott walked. Brady Whalen singled. Buchberger plated Lott on a single. Tovalin singled and Whalen scored. Buchberger scored on a single by Tyler Reichenborn. Carlos Soto walked. Ramon Mendoza ground into a force out. Tovalin was out at home. Reichenborn and Soto scored on a throwing error.

Jacob Buchberger

The Kernels made it 8-4 in the fourth. The Chiefs scored one in the sixth to increase the lead to 9-4. Cedar Rapids plated two runs in the seventh and one run in the eighth for the final score of 9-7.

Osvaldo Tovalin

Buchberger went 3-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored. Tovalin was 2-for-4 with three RBI. Reichenborn was 2-for-5 with an RBI. Lott was 2-for-4 and Whalen was 2-for-5.

On the base paths, Mendoza stole his second base of the season.

Peoria is 8-14 in the second half and is in fifth place in the Midwest League West, 7 games back of first place South Bend.

Saturday’s game:  at Cedar Rapids, RHP Wilfredo Pereira (4-4, 3.84) vs. Cade Povich LHP (6-6, 3.62) 6:35 CT.

Palm Beach 9 at Daytona 8

The Palm Beach Cardinals edged the Tortugas in a one run contest on Friday night. Palm Beach starter Carlos Guarate pitched six innings, gave up four runs on eight hits, struck out five and walked two to earn his fifth win of the season.

Roy Garcia surrendered four runs in three innings of relief but still received his seventh save.

Daytona took a 4-0 lead in the first inning. The Beach Birds cut the lead to 4-1 in the second. Matt Chamberlain tripled and scored on a sac fly by Sander Mora.

The Cardinals made it 4-3 in the fourth on a Chamberlain sac fly and a solo home run by Elijah Cabell. Palm Beach took the lead in the fifth with five runs scored. Adanson Cruz doubled then advanced to third on a wild pitch. After Lizandro Espinoza struck out Cruz scored on a wild pitch. Jeremy Rivas drew a walk. Thomas Francisco walked. Aaron McKeithan singled to plate Rivas. Chamberlain doubled, Francisco and McKeithan scored. Chamberlain stole third base and scored on a wild pitch.

Matt Chamberlain

The Cardinals added a ninth run in the sixth on a Rivas RBI single. Daytona came back to score one run in the eighth and three runs in the ninth to make it close.

Chamberlain was 2-for-4 with three RBI and two runs scored. The Cardinals scored nine runs on 10 hits, with every hitter in the lineup getting at least one hit.

On the base paths, Chamberlain stole his fifth base of the season. Rivas was caught stealing for the third time.

Palm Beach is 13-9 in the second half and is in first place in the FSL East.

Saturday’s game:  at Daytona, Alex Cornwell LHP (3-3, 4.89) vs. Jose Franco RHP (1-5, 4.76) 6:05 CT.

FCL Cardinals at FCL Astros Blue (postponed)

Friday’s game for the Florida Complex League Cardinals at the Astros Blue was postponed due to rain. No makeup date has been announced.

Saturday’s game:  vs. Astros Orange, TBA vs TBA 9:00 am CT.

DSL Cardinals 2 at DSL Phillies Red 9

The Dominican Summer League Cardinals (19-18) were dominated by the Phillies Red in a 9-2 loss on Friday morning. Starter Leonel Sequera pitched three innings, gave up five runs, three earned, on five hits and struck out two. Sequera took the loss, his fourth.

Nelfy Ynfante surrendered two runs in three innings of relief. Esteban Contreras threw a scoreless seventh. Yordy Herrera allowed two runs in the final 2/3 innings.

The Phillies took a 3-0 lead in the second inning. The Cardinals scored the first of their two runs in the top of the third. Miguel Vargas singled, Elias Reynoso doubled, and Vargas scored on a single by Jonathan Mejia.

Miguel Vargas

The Phillies increased the lead to 4-1 in the home half of the third. The Cardinals scored their final run in the fourth on Vargas RBI single.

The Phillies put up two runs in the sixth and two more in the eighth for the final score of 9-2.

Vargas was 2-for-3 with an RBI. Mejia had one RBI.

In the field, Mejia made three errors, two throwing and one fielding. Justin Guerrero made two throwing errors and Yordalin Pena also had a throwing error.

Saturday’s game:  Off


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